The day before we found out about Christopher's heart defect, we took a trip down Highway 35 in Wisconsin. It was beautiful. The colors were vibrant, the sun was shining, the views were breath taking, and the Packer game was on the radio. A perfect fall day. I want to do the drive again sometime with my mom, who, unlike Ben, would be willing to stop at all the cutesy-pie shops along the route. We did stop at a pumpkin patch, though. Clare enjoyed herself.
|Clare was super excited to ride this "train." I thought it looked extremely unsafe, but my better judgement was overturned by Clare's excitement. She loved it, and she did not get hurt.|
|Christopher was thrilled.|
|The top of the sign was cut off in my haste to take this photo before Clare ran away. All well, if we do go back next year we'll still be able to see how much she's grown.|
|Tarzan! Kind of.|
|My little family.|
We ended the day at Nelson's Creamery in Nelson, Wisconsin. The sandwiches were delicious, and we want to go back for the ice cream sometime when the line isn't 50 people deep.
Last weekend Ben took Clare to a pumpkin carving party at a friend's house. I am a sucker for pictures of kids in pumpkin patches, so I couldn't resist these photos he took of Clare picking out her pumpkin.
Clare went trick or treating tonight, but she didn't really like it. I am not surprised - she is fairly shy and reserved around people she doesn't know. She did, however, like getting candy. She's no fool.